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I won two awards!


The winners of the 2015 Veneertech Craftsman’s Challenge were announced today at the AWFS Fair in Las Vegas and while I didn’t place “in the money”, I did manage to win special judge’s awards for my jewellery box in the marquetry category and my old Jack in the box in the specialty items category.
I’m pretty pleased, there were a lot of very good entries.
You can see all the winners here:

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

18 Replies





-- Alec (Friends call me Wolf, no idea why)

Big congratulations Paul! There were some fantastic entries in the show, but none better than yours IMHO, and you managed to get awards in two different categories. Very impressive.

Mike, an American living in Norway


Losing fingers since 1969


Congratulations on the recognition!

I’m always amazed at what judges select. While there were many excellent entries, the grand prize was one of our least liked ones!


“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

Way to go Paul, congrats, well deserved.


Congratulations Paul. A good showing among some strong candidates.

Troy in Melrose Florida

Great, congrats on the award!

Congrats, Paul. Well deserved.

Martin Sojka, Maker of Craftisian

Congrats Paul .I’m sure there will many more awards coming your way in the future.

woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

Congrats Paul!

Rob, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Excellent, that is AWESOME. Simple recognition is my greatest feeling and you won awards, most excellent. Great job.


Way to go! We’re all so proud of you!
Darnit, shipwright! Cause we can be!
Lol, there may have been many entrants,
but, you are so very talented, there can be no doubt you are an extremely talented artist!

Steve Tow

Well done Paul. You deserve it many times over.


Tor and Odin are the greatest of gods.

Well done Paul. You deserve it many times over.


Tor and Odin are the greatest of gods.